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Tommaso Restaurant

1464 86th St., Brooklyn, NY 11228 40.611719 -74.010091
nr. Bay 8th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-236-9883 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

tommasoinbrooklyn.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, noon-10pm; Fri-Sat noon-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

D at Eighteenth Ave.

Prices

$21.95-$28.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Romantic
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

Some eateries are theatrical: This one acts as a stage for chef Tom Verdillo, who’s got considerable singing talents to complement his Italian culinary skills. When not behind the stove, the irrepressible owner goes into tenor mode and belts out mellifluous arias and Neapolitan folk songs. His audience shares his ethnic pride and hails mainly from Staten Island and New Jersey. The décor is upscale, with extensive walnut paneling, copper-tinged mirrors, and ceramic plates and figurines. On a menu combining Italian-American mainstays with authentic regional fare, lasagne di melanzane epitomizes the former: Delicate pasta sheets are interwoven with eggplant, pork sausage, ricotta, and Pecorino Romano in a zesty tomato sauce. Pappardelle al sugo di coniglio, by contrast, is a Piedmontese classic, its firm pasta topped by a rabbit sauce accented by fragrant pieces of meat and anchovies. Sure, the ambiance and crooning can get schmaltzy. But what’s on the plate is lyrical.

Prix Fixe

The restaurant offers a daily prix-fixe three-course dinner for $29.95, including an appetizer, an entrée, and a dessert. The weekday lunch prix fixe is $25.

Recommended Dishes

Lasagna, $14; pappardelle al sugo di coniglio, $18; gamberoni agrodolce, $30

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